Cash-strapped students could receive £50 TV Licence refund

More than 72,000 university students in Lancashire could be eligible for a £50 TV Licence refund.

Amanda Thompson speaking at the launch of the 16m Icon rollercoaster in May

Amanda’s honour at ‘Power 10’ listing

Blackpool Pleasure Beach boss Amanda Thompson has been named the world’s most influential woman in the theme park industry.

It's coming home

Virgin Trains gives ticket restrictions the boot to get fans home to watch England

Today Virgin Trains are removing ticket restrictions on all of its services to help England fans get home earlier for tonight’s semi-final match against Croatia.

Mark Nordwind from Home and HQ said the Geordie Shore cast (above from 2016) finished filming and went away happy

Blackpool club’s boss denies fight report

The owner of a Blackpool nightclub has denied claims a ‘fight’ cut short filming by reality TV show Geordie Shore.


REVEALED: Shoplifting on the increase across Lancashire

Online marketplace investigated the total number of shoplifting offences recorded by 42 police forces across England and Wales last year. This is what they found.

A multi-screen cinema is part of the Houndshill development

Work starts on plan to transform Blackpool town centre

Progress on four projects in Blackpool town centre is moving ahead – paving the way for a multi million pound transformation of key sites.

Bowland Wild Boar Park, Chipping

Family days out: Bowland Wild Boar Park

Situated in the heart of the Forest of Bowland National Park it sits on the banks of the River Hodder. Surrounded by fells and woodland teeming with wildlife and wildflowers it is a great family day out for those who enjoy fresh air, fun in the outdoors or simply want to explore the countryside.

The Red Arrows kick off the weekend on Friday night

What's on and when this weekend at Southport Airshow, and when the Red Arrows are landing in Blackpool

Eyes to the skies this weekend as historical aircraft and fast noisy jets perform thrilling and daring aerobatics over the beach in Southport.

Whats on
The Preston New Road fracking site entrance in June last year a week after the incident occurred

Anti-fracker threatened Cuadrilla guard with ‘snitches get stitches’ jibe, court told

An attempt to storm the security fence surrounding the Cuadrilla gas exploration site was a ruse, a court heard.


In pictures - The retro summer treats we used to love

We're in the middle of a heatwave, and with the mercury set to stay in the mid-20s for at least the next week, we take a look at some of the icy treats we used to love.


Craig's fab-u-lous new wax figure waltzes into attraction

In a tuxedo as sparkly as Strictly Come Dancing’s famous glitterball trophy, Craig Revel Horwood’s new wax figure has been unveiled at Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

Cuadrilla site at Preston New Road

Anti-frackers’ water supply call

Anti-fracking campaigners protesting at the Preston New Road site have highlighted fracking’s potential impact on the water supply.

Very low water levels at Wayoh Reservoir, Entwistle. Photo: Phil Taylor

Hosepipe ban if hot weather continues

A hosepipe ban is on the horizon if hot weather continues, a water firm has warned.

Manchester Airport is 80 years old

It is 80 years since Manchester Airport opened, Suzannah Rogerson looks at the early days of a place visited by thousands of Lancastrians every day
Cuadrillas drilling rig at Preston New Road

Anti-frackers anniversary action at Preston New Road site

Protestors gathered at Cuardilla’s fracking site exactly three years after Lancashire County Council rejected the company’s application to drill for shale gas – later overruled by the government.

An artists impression of how the new bingo hall, off Rigby Road, Blackpool, would look

Project update: Swift Hound pub

Decision put back on big bucks bingo bid for Swift Hound site
Councillors Jim Hobson, Graham Cain and Luke Taylor

‘Freezer woes gave us food for thought’

Councillors who came to the rescue of Blackpool Food Partnership have seen first hand the work being done by staff and volunteers.

Upgrade works on the Preston to Manchester route have been delayed, Network Rail has announced

Nine-day closure of Lancashire rail line planned for summer

A rail passengers in Lancashire are facing a nine-day closure of the track for further works.

Al fresco

VOTE: Where are the best al fresco restaurants in Lancashire?

This heat wave offers the perfect opportunity to eat outside.
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